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This site features content & highlights from 2017 LAUNCH Festival

LAUNCH Festival 2019

will be in

Sydney, Australia!


There is no LAUNCH Festival U.S. in 2018, but we will be in the U.S. in 2020. 
We're looking for a host city within a two-hour drive of San Francisco.
If you would like your city to host LAUNCH Festival 2020, please fill out this form. 

LAUNCH 2017 Winners

Best Overall Winner

All Winners


Festival Week Agenda

The world's largest startup event, April 3-7, 2017
Supporting founders and inspiring innovation
@ Innovation Hangar & Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco

LAUNCH Main Festival

April 6-7, 2017

12,000 founders from around the world attend as our guests,
thanks to the support of IBM, WSGR and Microsoft.

*Available to all ticket holders: Founders, Festival and VIP


April 6-7, 2017

Our top 30 investors, founders and growth experts
will teach you how to scale your startup.

*Available to all ticket holders: Founders, Festival and VIP

Angel Summit
presented by Javelin Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, and Sequoia Capital

April 5, 2017

25 angels and VCs share best practices in their portfolios,
investment strategies, and what they're looking for in 2017.

*Available to VIP ticket holders

Founder & Investor Speed Dating
presented by Javelin Venture Partners

April 5, 2017

50 exceptional founders meet with 50 early-stage investors.

*Available to select founders and investors who apply as a part of LAUNCH Festival Startup Summit

Founder University
presented by WSGR

April 3-4, 2017

A two day educational experience for founders* who have launched their product but haven't raised a Series A.

*Available to 25 founders selected based on merit

Opening Night Gala

April 6, 2017

*Available to VIP ticket holders

Winners Dinner
co-hosted by IBM

April 7, 2017

*Available to VIP ticket holders